Ralf Erdmann#

Membership Number:5485
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0001-8380-0342
Homepage: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/biochem/system


Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2009 Full Professor (W3) Department of Systems Biochemistry, Medical Faculty of the Ruhr University Bochum
  • Since 2002 Acting Director Institute of Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Medical Faculty of the Ruhr University Bochum
  • 2002 - 2009 Full Professor (C4) Department of System Biochemistry, Medical Faculty of the Ruhr University Bochum
  • 1998 - 2002 Associate Professor (C3) Institute for Biochemistry, Free University of Berlin
  • 1995 - 1998 Research group leader (C1) Institute for Physiological Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum
  • 1991 - 1995 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. Günter Blobel, HHMI, The Rockefeller University New York, USA
  • 1989 - 1991 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. Dr. W.-H. Kunau, Institute for Physiological Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular basis of peroxisomal diseases
  • Biogenesis and function of peroxisomes
  • Topogenesis of peroxisomal proteins
  • Characterization of glycosomes
  • Glycosome biogenesis inhibitors
  • New therapies against Sleeping sickness, Leishmaniasis and Chagas Disease

Honours and Awards
  • 2020 Erwin Schrödinger Award
  • 1991 Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation
  • 1989 Annual award of the “Scientific Society of the University of Bochum”
  • 1988 EMBO Short Term Fellowship
  • 1987 FEBS Short Term Fellowship
  • Since 2012 Chairman of the DFG research unit (Structure and function of the peroxisomal translocon (PerTrans)
  • Since 2015 Elected Speaker of the study group „Molecular Cell Biology“ German Soc. for Biochem. and Mol. Biol. (GBM)
  • 2008 - 2012 and 2016 - 2020 Elected Member of the Reviewing Board 201 ‘Biophysics, Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics’ of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 2008 - 2016 Vice-Chairman of the SFB642 (GTP- and ATP-dependent Membrane Processes)
  • 1999 - 2001 Head of the Advisory Board of the Celon GmbH, Berlin

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